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Dr. James House and a research student work on novel food processing and quality assurance techniques at a UM Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences lab.

UM research projects receive over four million in federal investment

Construction of UAV testing facility and protein cluster development among variety of supported projects

On November 18, Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) announced the federal funding of over four million dollars for two key research projects at the University of Manitoba, led by Dr. Phil Ferguson and Dr. James House. This investment will create a variety of jobs and revenue and most importantly will support innovation and growth in Manitoba.

“This funding represents an important investment in the future of agriculture and technology in Manitoba,” says Dr. Mario Pinto, UM vice-president (research and international). “Both of these PrairiesCan funded projects will also provide facilities for hands-on learning, improving the student experience at UM overall and providing job-ready experience.”

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